Due to various scheduling conflicts, we have decided to postpone the summer school to 2023 in order to offer cutting edge courses on a range of computational methods and provide the best experience for the participants.

The next Summer School will take place in July 2023 at the University of Basel, Switzerland.

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We look forward to meeting you next year!

The organizers


Due to the pandemic, the Summer School 2021 was organized as a Speaker Series ad took place online. Please go to Speaker Series 2021 to find out more.

*The Summer School is open to all individuals who identify as women and non-binary applicants.

Testimonials of previous participants

‘The summer school has been wonderful. The courses were accessible, yet challenging and I learned a great deal. I feel that the connections that I have made have been wonderful and I am happy to be a part of this broader network of female political scientists.’

‘[I have benefited from the Summer School] in several ways: first, I could realize my project, second I gained new knowledge and a starting point in methods I did not knew before, third this it was a very encouraging atmosphere with great participants, fourth due to this atmosphere I felt encouraged to ask questions that I did not ask before in methods classes. Finally: being taught and getting help by the experts in the field.’

‘[The Summer School provided] practical knowledge in terms of coding, better understanding of the underlying logic of different R packages, meeting with peers and team building (the atmosphere in the group was very inclusive and positive).’

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Summer School 2019

2019 Programme

Sunday, 30 June 2019

15:00-15:30 Sign-in
15:30-17:30 Keynote Lecture, Frauke Kreuter
17:30 Drinks & Dinner

Monday, 01 July 2019

09:00-12:30 Writing Functions, Anita Gohdes
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-17:30 Web Scraping, Theresa Gessler
17:30 Dinner (self-organized)

Tuesday, 02 July 2019

09:00-12:30 Text Analysis, Theresa Gessler
12:30-13:30 Brown Bag Lunch: Malu A. C. Gatto
13:30-17:30 Text Analysis, Judith Spirig
17:30 Dinner (self-organized)

Wednesday, 03 July 2019

09:00-12:30 Simulations, Amuitz Garmendia Madariaga
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-17:30 Advanced Graphics, Denise Traber
17:30 Dinner (self-organized)

Thursday, 04 July 2019

09:00-12:30 Social (free) time
12:30-13:30 Lunch (self-organized)
13:30-17:30 Social Network Analysis, Franziska Keller
17:30 Dinner (self-organized)

Friday, 05 July 2019

09:00-12:30 Social Network Analysis, Franziska Keller
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-17:30 Social Network Analysis, Franziska Keller
17:30 Dinner

Saturday, 06 July 2019

09:00-12:30 Hackathon (work on own project!)
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-16:00 Hackathon (work on own project!)


The goal of the Summer School for Women in Political Methodology is to strengthen the methodological skills and professional network of young career researchers who identify as women. To encourage applications from different universities and backgrounds, we offer fellowships for successful applicants.

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